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Letter from Wesley R. Fishel to Dr. Ho Quan Phuoc, 8 July, 1958
Item Number: 6-20-10-116-UA17-95_000015   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Wesley Fishel writes to Dr. Ho Quan Phuoc ("Manny") to thank him for the letter that he had received regarding the hunting permit for Mr. Zimmerman to hunt in Vietnam.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley R.

Item Creation Date: 08 July 7 1958

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Charter of The Republic of Vietnam, 17 August 1964
Item Number: 6-20-100-116-UA17-95_000283   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 11]

This document is the Charter of the Republic of Vietnam of August 1964.

Item Creation Date: 17 August 8 1964

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Constitution of the Republic of Vietnam, 1 April 1967
Item Number: 6-20-101-116-UA17-95_000284   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 16]

This document contains the English translation of the Constitution of the Republic of Vietnam from April of 1967, as published in the Vietnam Newsletter, the official organ of the office of the Permanent Observer of the Republic of Vietnam.

Author(s): The Office of the Permanent Observer of the Republic of Vietnam

Item Creation Date: 01 April 4 1967

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Report on the Proposed Organization of the Law Enforcement Agencies of the Republic of Vietnam
Item Number: 6-20-11B-116-UA17-95_000306   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 25]

This report details a proposed reorganization of the Vietnamese Bureau of Investigation, the Civil Guard, and municipal police departments. These proposals include a consolidation of administrative power within the police department, redirecting funds to new equipment and training, and

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Author(s): Howard W. Hoyt

Item Creation Date: April 4 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Organization of the Department of Economic Affairs, 7 June 1955
Item Number: 6-20-118-116-UA17-95_000309   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 11]

This document is a translation of an overview of the organization of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs of the Republic of Vietnam.

Author(s): Republic of Vietnam

Item Creation Date: 07 June 6 1955

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 28 Mar 2013[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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Michigan State University Participants
Item Number: 6-20-11D-116-UA17-95_000307   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 24]

A list of Vietnamese participants in Michigan State-sponsored study programs or internships in the United States during the course of the MSUG. The list includes names, dates of departure and return, field, and place of study and/or employment.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 0 1950

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Participant Follow-up Data
Item Number: 6-20-11E-116-UA17-95_000308   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 20]

List of Vietnamese participants in MSUG-supported study or work opportunities in the United States. The list gives the occupation of the person before beginning the project, their position obtained 6 months after their return to Vietnam, and the position they held at the most recent contact. Note

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Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 0 1968

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Howard Hoyt to Ralph Smuckler, February 6, 1956
Item Number: 6-20-11F-116-UA17-95_000322   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 5]

A letter sent by Howard Hoyt to Ralph Smuckler, the Chief Adviser of the Michigan State University Advisory Group. The letter contains a reprinted portion of a report on a survey of the Municipal Police Department of the city of Can Tho in 1956.

Author(s): Howard W. Hoyt

Item Creation Date: 06 February 2 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Foy Kohler to Wesley Fishel, 1 August, 1958
Item Number: 6-20-12-116-UA17-95_000017   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

The deputy assistant secretary for European Affairs, Foy Kohler thanks Wesley Fishel for his letter on July 25.

Author(s): Kohler, Foy

Item Creation Date: 01 August 8 1958

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Public Administration Team, Second Report December 1955
Item Number: 6-20-121-116-UA17-95_000314   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 36]

The second report issued by the Michigan State University Advisory Group concerning public administration in the Republic of Vietnam. The report details several aspects of the MSUG's work, including the police project, the field administration project, the presidency project, the participant

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Author(s): Edward Weidner

Item Creation Date: 31 December 12 1955

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Public Administration Team, Third Report June 1956
Item Number: 6-20-122-116-UA17-95_000315   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 28]

The third report of the Michigan State University Advisory Group's projects in Vietnam. These projects include work in police training, field administration, the national institute, and others.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 30 June 6 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Public Administration Team, Fourth Report December 1956
Item Number: 6-20-123-116-UA17-95_000317   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 28]

The fourth report issued by the Michigan State Advisory Group. The report includes work in police training, field administration, the National Institute of Administration, the executive office, and other realms of governance.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 31 December 12 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Public Administration Team, Refugees Commissariat - Recommendations for Proposed Field&#0A;Organization. Report September 1955
Item Number: 6-20-124-116-UA17-95_000318   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 14]

A report issued by the Michigan State University Advisory Group concerning the flow of refugees in South Vietnam. The report consists of several proposals to help direct the flow of refugees and to establish living zones for those entering the country, and the administrative steps that should be

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Author(s): unknown

Item Creation Date: 20 September 9 1955

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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A Preliminary Report on the Proposed Reorganization of the Vietnamese Bureau of Investigation, 1956
Item Number: 6-20-127-116-Ua17-95_000321   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 39]

A report on the Vietnamese Bureau of Investigation conducted by the Michigan State University Police Advisory Staff. The report includes equipment inventory, training procedures, staff numbers and locations, and other overview information about the VBI. The report also includes a proposed

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Author(s): MSU Police Advisory Staff

Item Creation Date: July 7 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Detailed map of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, North Vietnam, including provinces
Item Number: 6-20-130-111-UA17-95_000348_Final   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This document is a map of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) with provincial designations. The map includes autonomous regions including Viet Bac and Tay Bac.

Author(s): unknown

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 25 Apr 2013[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
In-Service Training. Work Plan and Statement of Philosophy October 1955
Item Number: 6-20-136-116-UA17-95_000325   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 12]

A mission statement for the MSUG's training of employees of the South Vietnamese government. The statement outlines the MSUG's goals, strategy, objectives, and expectations regarding the Vietnamese personal being trained.

Author(s): Wickert, Frederic

Item Creation Date: 03 October 10 1955

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Economic Information, 1957
Item Number: 6-20-13E-116-UA17-95_000365   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 14]

This document contains information about the Republic of Vietnam's economy in 1957, published by the Embassy of Vietnam in Washington D.C.

Author(s): Embassy of Vietnam

Item Creation Date: 0 1957

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Free World Aid to Vietnam, 20 October 1964
Item Number: 6-20-13F-116-UA17-95_000366   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 10]

A summary of foreign aid from all donor nations to the Republic of Vietnam, published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of that country, 1964.

Author(s): Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Item Creation Date: 20 October 10 1964

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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The American Community School, Saigon, South Vietnam, 1956-1957
Item Number: 6-20-140-116-UA17-95_000367   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 25]

This document is a brief overview of the organization and activities of the American Community School in Saigon, set up by Americans as a place for American children to attend school while their parents were working in South Vietnam. The school offered schooling from first grade to high school

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Author(s): The American Community School

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Economic and Social Development
Item Number: 6-20-13B-116-UA17-95_000362   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 48]

Part V of an unspecified report from the early 1960s on Economic and Social Development in the Republic of Vietnam. It focuses heavily on the determinative role of foreign aid in this process.

Author(s): Unknown

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Economic Assistance to the Republic of Vietnam (1964)
Item Number: 6-20-13C-116-UA17-95_000363   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

This document is a summary of foreign aid to the Republic of Vietnam from 1954-1964 by the United States Operations Mission of the Agency for International Development.

Author(s): United States Operations Mission, Agency for International Development

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Investment in Vietnam, circa 1957
Item Number: 6-20-13D-116-UA17-95_000364   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 20]

This document is a report, published by the Embassy of the Republic of Vietnam in the United States, concerning foreign investment in the country, with the goal of encouraging it.

Author(s): Embassy of Vietnam

Item Creation Date: 0 1957

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Political Parties, 8 June 1971
Item Number: 6-20-144-116-UA17-95_000371   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

This document contains a list of political parties granted operating authority as of June 8, 1971 by the Ministry of Interior under the Political Party law.

Item Creation Date: 08 June 6 1971

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Monthly Report of the Michigan State University Group, September 1957
Item Number: 6-20-145-116-UA17-95_000328   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 9]

A report sent from Dr. Wesley Fishel to Michigan State University describing the activities of each division of the Michigan State University Advisory Group for September 1957.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 11 September 9 1957

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Monthly Report of the Michigan State Advisory Group, September 1957
Item Number: 6-20-146-116-UA17-95_000329   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 12]

A report sent from Dr. Wesley Fishel to Michigan State University describing the activities of each division of the Michigan State University Advisory Group for October 1957.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 08 October 10 1957

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Monthly Report of the Michigan State University Advisory Group, October 1957
Item Number: 6-20-148-116-UA17-95_000330   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 7]

A report sent from Dr. Wesley Fishel to Michigan State University describing the activities of each division of the Michigan State University Advisory Group for November 1957.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 07 November 11 1957

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Nguyen Tran to the Commissioner of Administration of Saigon, 22 August, 1967
Item Number: 6-20-14B-116-UA17-95_000374   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

In this letter, Nguyen Tran details abuses carried out by a member of the army towards an opposition candidate in the 1967 elections.

Author(s): Nguyen Tran

Item Creation Date: 22 August 8 1967

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Monthly Report of the Michigan State University Advisory Group, November 1957
Item Number: 6-20-14C-116-UA7-95_000376   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 8]

A report sent from Dr. Wesley Fishel to Michigan State University describing the activities of each division of the Michigan State University Advisory Group for October 1957.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 10 December 12 1957

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Tran Van Lam to President Nguyen Van Thieu and Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky, 8 September, 1967
Item Number: 6-20-14D-116-UA17-95_000375   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Tran Van Lam writes to President Nguyen Van Thieu and the Vice president Nguyen Cao Ky of South Vietnam arguing that the performance of his party, the Union for Progress, in the 1967 elections was artificially reduced.

Author(s): Tran Van Lam

Item Creation Date: 08 September 9 1967

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Report and Recommendations on the Reorganization of the Presidency of Vietnam
Item Number: 6-20-14E-116-UA17-95_000332   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 43]

A report issued by the Michigan State University Advisory Group that suggests possible changes to the office of the presidency in the Republic of Vietnam. These changes include improving efficiency, coordination, scheduling, delegation of tasks, and the role of the President's cabinet.

Author(s): Dorsey, John T.

Item Creation Date: 15 November 11 1955

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Political Parties in Vietnam
Item Number: 6-20-14F-116-UA17-95_000333   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 6]

A brief breakdown of the political parties represented in the first elected legislature in the Republic of Vietnam, with the average age of deputies.

Author(s): Embassy of Vietnam

Item Creation Date: 06 February 2 1959

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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A series of correspondence between Wesley R. Fishel and Herman Pritchett, 1958
Item Number: 6-20-15-116-UA17-95_000020   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

This is a series of letters written between Wesley R. Fishel and Herman Pritchett regarding Fishel's help with the Midwest Journal of Political Science.

Author(s): Pritchett, Herman Fishel, Wesley R.

Item Creation Date: 0 1958

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Nguyen Tran to the President of South Vietnam, 8 September, 1967
Item Number: 6-20-150-116-UA17-95_000376   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

In this letter, Nguyen Tran writes to the president of the Republic of Vietnam to complain about the treatment of his political party in the 1967 elections. He claims electoral fraud and coercion.

Author(s): Nguyen Tran

Item Creation Date: 08 September 9 1967

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Transcript of a Press Conference with Nguyen Xuan Oanh, circa 1967
Item Number: 6-20-151-116-UA17-95_000377   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 6]

This document contains a free and abbreviated translation of a press conference given by Nguyen Xuan Oanh, chair of the "Suu for President National Committee" in the 1967 presidential election.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Manifesto of the "White Elephant" Slate, "Progress Through Unity" Emblem, 9 September 1967
Item Number: 6-20-152-116-UA17-95_000378   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

This document is a translation of the "White Elephant" Slate manifesto. Their manifesto advances claims of electoral fraud and coercion directed towards the party in the 1967 elections.

Item Creation Date: 09 September 9 1967

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Tran Van Lam to Nguyen Van Thieu and Nguyen Cao Ky, 7 September, 1967
Item Number: 6-20-153-116-UA17-95_000379   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

In this letter, Tran Van Lam, head of the "White Elephant" ticket in the 1967 election, outlines his claims of coercion and fraud against his party to Nguyen Van Thieu and Nguyen Cao Ky.

Author(s): Tran Van Lam

Item Creation Date: 07 September 9 1967

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Tran Van Lam to Nguyen Van Thieu and Nguyen Cao Ky, 7 September, 1967
Item Number: 6-20-154-116-UA17-95_000380   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

In this letter, Tran Van Lam, member of the "White Elephant" slate in the 1967 presidential election, writes to Nguyen Van Thieu and Nguyen Cao Ky to outline his claim of vote slicing against his ticket.

Item Creation Date: 07 September 9 1967

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Report by Hoang Nhat Tien concerning claims of fraud against "White Elephant" ticket in 1967 presidential elections
Item Number: 6-20-155-116-UA17-95_000381   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 7]

The process server at the court of appeal in Saigon, South Vietnam, Hoanh Nhat Tien writes a report in regards to claims of electoral fraud by Tran Van Lam, head of the "White Elephant" ticket in the 1967 presidential elections.

Author(s): Hoang Nhat Tien

Item Creation Date: 15 September 9 1967

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Finance Department Report, December 1956
Item Number: 6-20-156-116-UA17-95_000290   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 9]

A report created during the review of the Ministry of Finance that outlines forms of public finance and financial organization in precolonial and colonial times in Vietnam.

Author(s): Mode, Walter

Item Creation Date: 03 December 12 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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The Republic of Vietnam's Position on General Elections, 31 January 1974
Item Number: 6-20-157-116-UA17-95_000382   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

This document outlines the official position of the South Vietnamese government on elections, in the wake of the Paris Peace Agreement and the ongoing military conflict between North and South Vietnam.

Author(s): Embassy of the Republic of Vietnam

Item Creation Date: 31 January 1 1974

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Embassy of the Republic of Vietnam, Fact Sheet, 14 January 1974
Item Number: 6-20-158-116-UA17-95_000383   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 6]

This "fact sheet" issued by the Embassy of the Republic of Vietnam in 1974 presents a case against a coalition government with communist forces, using the past history of communist repression of non-communist forces as the primary support for its case.

Author(s): Embassy of the Republic of Vietnam

Item Creation Date: 14 January 1 1974

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Press Release of Minister Vuong Van Bac, 30 January 1974
Item Number: 6-20-159-116-UA17-95_000384   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

A press release by the Embassy of Vietnam announcing a proposal of Vuong Van Bac, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Vietnam, to reestablish relations between North and South Vietnam on the one year anniversary of the 1973 Paris Peace Agreement.

Author(s): Vuong Van Bac Embassy of Vietnam

Item Creation Date: 30 January 1 1974

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Embassy of Vietnam: Press and Information Service, Volume 1 No. 1, 4 March 1955
Item Number: 6-20-15A-116-UA17-95_000385   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 12]

This document contains the Embassy of Vietnam's Information Service Publication, Volume 1 No. 1. It contains material about Ngo Dinh Diem's reforms, military news, relations with the United States, and other news.

Author(s): Embassy of Vietnam

Item Creation Date: 04 March 3 1955

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Embassy of Vietnam: Press and Information Service, Volume 1 No. 2, 11 March 1955
Item Number: 6-20-15B-116-UA17-95_000386   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 12]

This document contains the Embassy of Vietnam's Information Service Publication, Volume 1 No. 2. It contains information on national affairs (including the Buddhist Socialist Party), about relations between South Vietnam and other Asian states, between South Vietnam and the United States, and

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Author(s): Embassy of Vietnam

Item Creation Date: 11 March 3 1955

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Nguyen Tran to Wesley Fishel, 10 June, 1963
Item Number: 6-20-DF-116-UA17-95_000253   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

In this letter to Wesley Fishel, Nguyen Tran relates the situation in Hue in the summer of 1963, much of the information relayed from a conversation with Cao Van Luan. He tells Fishel that corruption in Hue has reached an untenable level, much of it due to the activities of Ngo Dinh Thuc, and that

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Author(s): Nguyen Tran

Item Creation Date: 10 June 6 1963

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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National Income Accounts for Vietnam in 1954, 21 March 1956
Item Number: 6-20-E9-116-UA17-95_000263   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 24]

This document was produced by the sub-committee for Estimating National Income of the Joint Working Party on Economic Resources. The focus of the document is how to calculate a gross national product for the purposes of fiscal administration and taxation.

Author(s): Bui Van Thinh Lindholm, Richard W

Item Creation Date: 21 March 3 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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A Program of Economic Restauration in Vietnam by Long Term Loans, Nguyen Dien, 23 February 1956
Item Number: 6-20-EA-116-UA17-95_000264   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 32]

This document is a winter term paper topic by Nguyen Dien, a political-science student who was a Vietnam Project participant of I.C.A. Program at Michigan State University. The paper focuses on restoring South Vietnam's economy through long-term loans.

Author(s): Nguyen Dien

Item Creation Date: 23 February 2 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Commodity Shipments to Vietnam
Item Number: 6-20-EC-116-UA17-95_000179   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 39]

This document outlines the conditions under which third-party suppliers may sell goods to A.I.D. (Agency for International Development) destined for the Republic of Vietnam.

Author(s): Agency for International Development (A.I.D.)

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Federal Register, Volume 32, Number 101, Part II, 25 May 1967
Item Number: 6-20-ED-116-UA17-95_000180   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 20]

This document contains the rules and procedures applicable to all commodity transactions financed by A.I.D.

Author(s): Agency for International Development (A.I.D.)

Item Creation Date: 25 May 5 1967

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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AID Small Business Memo, The Department of State, 25 May 1967
Item Number: 6-20-EE-116-UA17-95_000182   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

This document contains an amendment to the rules and procedures applicable to commodity transactions financed by A.I.D.

Author(s): The Department of State

Item Creation Date: 25 May 5 1967

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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An Analysis of the Commodity Import Program in Vietnam and Proposals for Change in Administrative Controls, 29 February 1963
Item Number: 6-20-EF-116-UA17-95_000183   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 60]

This document is a report on the Commodity Import Program in Vietnam, specifically about abuses related to the program that are specific to Vietnam, and how to correct these abuses through reforms in management, operations, and regulation.

Author(s): Matt Eytan

Item Creation Date: 29 February 2 1968

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Dr. Ho Quan Phuoc to Wesley Fishel, 27 June, 1958
Item Number: 6-20-F-116-UA17-95_000014   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Director of the National Office of Tourism of Vietnam ( Dr. Ho Quan Phuoc) writes to Wesley Fishel regarding a hunting permit for Mr. Lewis Zimmerman to hunt in Vietnam.

Author(s): Phuoc, Dr. Ho Quan

Item Creation Date: 27 June 6 1958

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Proposed A.I.D. Regulation 14 for Commodity Shipments to Vietnam, 18 November 1968
Item Number: 6-20-F0-116-UA17-95_000266   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

This document is a summary of the principles underlying the proposed A.I.D. regulations of commodity shipments to Vietnam.

Author(s): Heilman, John Eytan, Matt

Item Creation Date: 18 November 11 1968

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter to Wesley Fishel, late 1968
Item Number: 6-20-F1-116-UA17-95_000267   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

This letter to Wesley Fishel, signed "Jalynne," expresses immense frustration at the political situation in South Vietnam in late 1968, specifically the infighting and corruption.

Author(s): Unknown

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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A Suggested Plan for the Vietnamese Government in the fields of Information, Propaganda, and Psychological Warfare, Undated
Item Number: 6-20-F5-116-UA17-95_000271   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 6]

This document is a brief outline of a plan for how the South Vietnamese government will use information, propaganda and psychological warfare top counter the influence of communists in the Republic of Vietnam.

Author(s): Wesley Fishel

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Report on the Organization of the Department of Education
Item Number: 6-20-F6-116-UA17-95_000233   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 44]

A report that outlines South Vietnam's educational system, problems within the educational system, and the MSUG's proposed solutions to those problems.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 30 June 6 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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The Constitution of the Republic of Vietnam, 26 October 1956
Item Number: 6-20-F7-116-UA17-95_000272   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 29]

This document is the constitution of the Republic of Vietnam from 1956.

Author(s): Republic of Vietnam

Item Creation Date: 26 October 10 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Wesley Fishel to Nguyen Ton Hoan, 1963
Item Number: 6-20-A1-116-UA17-95_000172   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

This document is an edited letter that Wesley Fishel wrote to Nguyen Ton Hoan in regards to the coup to overthrow the Diem government. This letter also includes some details on global perspectives on Americans involvement in Vietnam.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 0 1963

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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A.I.D Financing for Commodity Shipments to Vietnam
Item Number: 6-20-A2-116-UA17-95_000179   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 38]

This set of documents outlines the proper forms for ordering supplies into Vietnam through the Agency for International Development (A.I.D.). Contained within are order and shipping forms, as well as some rules regarded the purchasing, shipping, and crediting process.

Author(s): Unknown

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Record of a Conversation between Wesley Fishel and Prime Minster Tran Van Huong, 4 July 1968 and 8 July 1968
Item Number: 6-20-A3-116-UA17-95_000173   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

This is a summary description of two separate conversations between Wesley Fishel and Prime Minster Tran Van Huong about Huong's background, cabinet strategies for Saigon, relationship with Thieu [Nguyen Van Thieu] and Ky [Nguyen Cao Ky], and foreign policy with the National Liberation Front.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: July 7 1968

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Summary List of Recent Actions of Vietnamese Government, National Assembly, and Political Organizations, 18 December 1968
Item Number: 6-20-A4-116-UA17-95_000174   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 5]

This is a summary lists recent actions such as reducing corruption amongst Vietnamese military and civilian officials, strengthening political institutions and the economy, and increased responsibility to develop military and defense capability.

Author(s): Unknown

Item Creation Date: 18 December 12 1969

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Policies and Programs of The Vietnamese Government, 7 March 1964
Item Number: 6-20-A5-116-UA17-95_000175   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 6]

This is a record of the public statements of policy and programs announced by General Nguyen Khanh, Prime Minister of the Government of Viet-Nam and some of his cabinet members. Topics addressed are reorganization of the government, the Rural Life Hamlet Program, national development, public radio

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Author(s): Unknown

Item Creation Date: 07 March 3 1964

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Assortment of Newspaper Clippings about Nguyen Khanh from Newsweek, 1964
Item Number: 6-20-A6-116-UA17-95_000176   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 6]

This assortment of article clippings from Newsweek address General Nguyen Khanh and recent events such as the coup to overthrow Major General Duong Van Minh, President Lyndon B. Johnh's foreign policy, and debates over neutralization.

Author(s): Newsweek

Item Creation Date: 0 1964

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Memo about Dang Duc Khoi, 26 December 1967
Item Number: 6-20-A7-116-UA17-95_000177   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This document is a memo in regards to Dang Duc Khoi, special assistant to Vice-President Nguyen Cao Ky, and his advice to stop anti-American press editorials such as "Cong Chung."

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 26 December 12 1967

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Interview between Jerry Landay and Premier Nguyen Cao Ky of Vietnam, Undated
Item Number: 6-20-AA-116-UA17-95_000181   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 9]

This is an interview of Prime Minster of South Vietnam Nguyen Cao Ky by Jerry Landay of Wins Broadcast. The interview discusses the upcoming elections, the Buddhist revolts, political office, political demonstrations, and General Vo Nguyen Giap.

Author(s): Landay, Jerry Nguyen Cao Ky

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Biography of Vice President-Elect Nguyen Cao Ky, undated
Item Number: 6-20-AB-116-UA17-95_000184   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

This document contains biographical information on Nguyen Cao Ky including his education, family, decorations, and positions. His present positions include Commander of the Viet Nam Air Force and Prime Minister, Government of the Republic of Viet Nam.

Author(s): Unknown

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Biography of Prime Minister Nguyen Cao Ky, Undated
Item Number: 6-20-AC-116-UA17-95_000185   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This document contains biographical information on the Commander of the Vietnamese Air Force and Prime Minster of South Vietnam, Nguyen Cao Ky.

Author(s): Unknown

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Newspaper Article titled Ky's Actions Disturb West, undated
Item Number: 6-20-AD-116-UA17-95_000186   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This is a newspaper clipping on South Vietnam Premier Nguyen Cao Ky's recent proposal to invade North Vietnam and confront Communist China. The article also details Ky's military and political tactics and differences with American strategy.

Author(s): Schweid, Barry

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Tran Van Lam to Wesley Fishel, 4 January, 1969
Item Number: 6-20-AE-116-UA17-95_000187   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 7]

Senator Tran Van Lam asks Wesley R. Fishel for assistance in arranging public relations conferences for Lam's delegation of non-governmental and political party leaders who will visit the United States January 31 to February 2. Biographical information of the delegation members is included.

Author(s): Tran Van Lam

Item Creation Date: 04 January 1 1969

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Wesley Fishel to H.E. Tran Van Lam, 12 September 1970
Item Number: 6-20-AF-116-UA17-95_000188   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Wesley Fishel writes to Minister of Foreign Affairs Tran Van Lam to strongly urge him to cancel President Thieu and Vice President Ky's upcoming trip to the United States.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 12 September 9 1970

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 21 Feb 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Letter from Kai E. Rasmussen to Dr. Wesley R. Fishel, 4 June, 1958
Item Number: 6-20-B-116-UA17-95_000010   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 8]

Kai E. Rasmussen from the Special Operations Research Office at The American University asks Wesley R. Fishel to serve as a consultant on Project PROSYMS. The letter is followed by a seven page document that is titled "General Introduction to Project PROSYMS for new SORO Consultants" and

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Author(s): Rasmussen, Kai E.

Item Creation Date: 04 June 6 1958

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Biography of Vietcong Returnee, Phan Mau, undated
Item Number: 6-20-B0-116-UA17-95_000189   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

This document contains biographical information on a Vietcong returnee, Phan Mau, including activities as a communist (1945-1968) and reasons for defecting.

Author(s): Unknown

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Chicago Daily News, Wednesday, April 14, 1971. "Touch 'dove' Minh wary of Viet vote fix", By Mark Gayn.
Item Number: 6-20-B1-116-UA17-95_000190   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

This document is an article that was in the Chicago Daily News. The article is in regards to the expected election between Duong Van Minh and President Nguyen Van Thieu.

Author(s): Gayn, Mark Chicago Daily News

Item Creation Date: 14 April 4 1971

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Record of Dinner Conversation Between Wesley Fishel and Duong Van Minh, 2 April 1971
Item Number: 6-20-B2-116-UA17-95_000191   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

On April 2, 1971 Wesley Fishel had dinner with generals Duong Van Minh and Tran Van Don at the house of Nguyen Ngoc Tho. This document relates the conversations that took place on that occasion.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 02 April 4 1971

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Chinh Luan Editorial, 21 April 1971
Item Number: 6-20-B3-116-UA17-95_000192   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This is an editorial from Chinh Luan regarding the platforms of Nguyen Van Thieu, Nguyen Cao Ky and Duong Van Minh in the 1971 presidential election in the Republic of Vietnam.

Author(s): Chinh Luan

Item Creation Date: 21 April 4 1971

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Statement by Duong Van Minh on November 1, 1970 on the Commemoration of November 1, 1963 Revolution
Item Number: 6-20-B4-116-UA17-95_000193   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 8]

On November 1, 1963 General Duong Van Minh led a coup against President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam. This document is a statement by Duong Van Minh on the seventh anniversary of the coup. An English translation is followed by the original Vietnamese version.

Author(s): Duong Van Minh

Item Creation Date: 01 November 11 1970

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Communique No. 10, The Press Bureau of General Duong Van Minh, 20 August 1971
Item Number: 6-20-B5-116-UA17-95_000194   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 15]

This document was produced by The Press Bureau of general Duong Van Minh in order to demonstrate the organization and strategy of the Nguyen Van Thieu regime in the 1971 elections.

Author(s): The Press Bureau of General Duong Van Minh

Item Creation Date: 20 August 8 1971

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Vietnam Peace (Peace for the people and for the Nation), Statement by General Duong Van Minh, 17 June 1971
Item Number: 6-20-B6-116-UA17-95_000195   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 6]

This document is a statement made by General Duong Van Minh on June 17, 1971 concerning his basic ideas on the problem of peace in Vietnam.

Author(s): Duong Van Minh

Item Creation Date: 17 June 6 1971

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Proclamation of General Duong Van Minh to the Compatriots Inside and Outside of the Country, 20 August 1971
Item Number: 6-20-B7-116-UA17-95_000196   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

The document is a statement by General Duong Van Minh expressing his concerns about the 1971 presidential election. In it, he describes the 1963 coup against Ngo Dinh Diem as a revolution, and argues that a corrupt electoral process is threatening that revolution.

Author(s): Duong Van Minh

Item Creation Date: 20 August 8 1971

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Interview with Nguyen Van Phe, Sapper- Special Projects Branch, North Vietnam Affairs, 30 August 1969
Item Number: 6-20-B8-116-UA17-95_000197   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 7]

This document is an interview with Nguyen Van Phe, a communist sapper who defected to the RVN in 1969. In it, he discusses his experiences of fighting as well as more personal aspects of life during wartime.

Author(s): Special Projects Brance, North Vietnam Affairs

Item Creation Date: 30 August 8 1969

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Biographies of Phan Huy Quat and others, 1965 February 12
Item Number: 6-20-B9-116-UA17-95_000198   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 9]

This document contains biographical information on Phan Huy Quat, Dam Sy Hien, Nguyen Van Thieu, Le Van Nghiem, Nguyen Luu Vien, Chung Tan Cang, Tran Van Do, and Nguyen Huu Hung.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 12 February 2 1963

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Memorandum from Wesley Fishel to Ambassador Collins. 11 December 1954
Item Number: 6-20-BA-116-UA17-95_000199   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This document is a memo that Wesley Fishel wrote to Ambassador J. Lawton Collins the role of Dr. Phan Huy Quat in the cabinet of the RVN government.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 11 December 12 1954

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Speech by Phan Huy Quat at Washington D.C., undated
Item Number: 6-20-BB-116-UA17-95_000200   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 9]

This document contains the transcript of a speech made the the Defense Minister, Phan Huy Quat while in Washington D.C. It focuses on military, political and economic strategies to deal with rural problems.

Author(s): Phan Huy Quat

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Newspaper Articles About the Suicide of Nguyen Tuong Tam, July 1963
Item Number: 6-20-BC-116-UA17-95_000201   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 7]

This document contains an assortment of newspaper articles about the suicide of Nguyen Tuong Tam, one of South Vietnam's most prominent writers and political figures. He committed suicide to protest the regime of President Ngo Dinh Diem.

Author(s): The Washington Post The Washington Evening Star Free Press Wire Services Time Magazine

Item Creation Date: July 7 1963

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Correspondence 1955
Item Number: 6-20-BD-116-UA17-95_000203   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 15]

This folder contains correspondence between Michigan State Advisory Group members (including Wesley Fishel, Edward Weidner, Walter Mode and Charles Killingsworth), as well as documents about Vietnamese political figures (including Nguyen Ngoc Tho, Nguyen Thai, Tran Long, Tu Bo Chuong).

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: May 5 1955

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Interview with Wesley Fishel and Ambassador Vu Van Thai, Washington D.C., 7 July 1966
Item Number: 6-20-BE-116-UA17-95_000202   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 41]

This document is a transcript of an interview between Wesley Fishel and Ambassador Vu Van Thai. The interview took place in Washington D.C. on July 7, 1966. It concerns corruption in the South Vietnamese administration, land reform issues, education, conscription, elections, the judiciary, and

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Author(s): Fishel, Wesley Ambassador Vu Van Thai

Item Creation Date: 07 July 7 1966

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Biography of Vu Van Thai, undated
Item Number: 6-20-BF-116-UA17-95_000232   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

This document contains biographical information about Vu Van Thai, including educational and professional data. It also includes educational information about his daughter, Georgette Vu Van Thai.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Lewis Zimmerman to the Vietnam Ambassador, June 1958
Item Number: 6-20-C-116-UA17-95_000011   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

Lewis Zimmerman, a graduate from Michigan Agricultural College in 1920, writes to the Vietnam Ambassador regarding his interest in obtaining permits to hunt in Vietnam. A reply letter to Lewis Zimmerman and a memorandum are included.

Author(s): Zimmerman, Lewis

Item Creation Date: 03 June 6 1958

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Speech from Vu Van Thai, undated
Item Number: 6-20-C0-116-UA17-95_000234   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 9]

This document is a speech by Vu Van Thai to an American audience sometime after 1965. It is a criticism of communism, and it uses the recent death of Tu Chung, editor of the newspaper Chinh Luan, as a prominent example of communist repression of free thought and debate. It criticizes Ngo Dinh

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Author(s): Vu Van Thai

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Draft of "Welcoming a Vietnamese Friend" by The Editorial Board, 13 October 1965
Item Number: 6-20-C1-116-UA17-95_000235   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 8]

This document contains two different drafts of a report titled "Welcoming a Vietnamese Friend" from The Editorial Board (the newspaper in question is unnamed). The report is in regards to the newly appointed Vietnamese Ambassador to the United States, Vu Van Thai. It provides a general

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Author(s): The Editorial Board

Item Creation Date: 13 October 10 1965

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Newspaper Articles about Vu Van Thai, 1965
Item Number: 6-20-C2-116-UA17-95_000236   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

The document contains three newspaper articles concerning Vu Van Thai. One discusses his recommendation that the US government restrain Ngo Dinh Diem, one discusses his view that Soviet power could productively counterbalance Chinese influence in Southeast Asia, and the last discusses a visit that

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Author(s): The Washington Post

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Letter from Wesley Fishel to Vu Van Thai, 14 July, 1966
Item Number: 6-20-C3-116-UA17-95_000237   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

In this letter, Wesley Fishel asks Vu Van Thai if the embassy of the Republic of Vietnam in America would consider publishing a summary of South Vietnam's laws as well as brief biographies of the candidates in the upcoming election, for the benefit of the American public.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 14 July 7 1966

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Market building blueprint, 1965
Item Number: 6-20-C4-111-UA17-95_000157_final   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This photograph is of a blueprint for an MSU sponsored market building project in Tay Ninh province.

Author(s): unknown

Item Creation Date: 0 1965

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Blueprint for infirmary building, 1964
Item Number: 6-20-C5-111-UA17-95_000160_final   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This photograph is a blueprint for an infirmary. Four completed views of the exterior can be seen, as well as a cut-away image of the buidling's side and a floor plan.

Author(s): unknown

Item Creation Date: 0 1964

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Fertilizing technique poster, undated
Item Number: 6-20-C8-111-UA17-95_000162_final   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This poster comes from a collection of similar posters showing farmers of rice fields. The text on the left-hand side reads, top to bottom, "Appropriate Way, Rice field enriched with chemical fertilizers, good crop - good weight." The text on the right-hand side reads,

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Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Fertilizing instructional poster, undated
Item Number: 6-20-CA-111-UA17-95_000165_final   (Click For More Item Information)
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This poster shows several farmers in a field. The text on the left-hand side reads, "Right way, Sugar cane grown with fertilizer." The text on the right-hand side reads, "Wrong way, sugar cane planted without fertilizer."

Author(s): unknown

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Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Ngo Dinh Diem campaign poster, undated
Item Number: 6-20-CB-111-UA17-95_000166_final   (Click For More Item Information)
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This poster shows a picture of the young Ngo Dinh Diem on his campaign. The text reads, "Vietnam referendum, To vote for Ngo-dinh-Diem, the revolutionary, is to build a prosperous and just society."

Author(s): Ngo Dinh Diem

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Election poster, 1959
Item Number: 6-20-CC-111-UA17-95_000167_final   (Click For More Item Information)
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This poster is part of a political campaign urging citizens to vote. Three people are shown casting their ballots, an elderly man in the far back, a younger man in the middle, and a young woman in the foreground. It reads: "Voting is a responsibility, a right, and an honor of the

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Author(s): Republic of Vietnam

Item Creation Date: 0 1959

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 01 Mar 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Correspondence and Reports: 1956-1960
Item Number: 6-20-CD-116-UA17-95_000204   (Click For More Item Information)
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This folder contains miscellaneous materials concerning Vietnamese politics in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It includes a copy of the 1960 constitution of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam), newspaper clippings about South Vietnamese officials arrested for corruption, South

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Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 07 June 6 1960

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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